On November 5, 2018, my friend, co-founder, shareholder, and former chairman of FrontFundr, Peter Scarth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home.

I met Peter in the early days after my immigration to Canada in 2010. He was an integral and important part in the process of building up my life in Canada. We got to know each other well in a short time. 

Peter was a great connector. He enjoyed bringing people together, often recognizing that they shared common grounds to create synergies. He introduced me to many people, we brainstormed together about business ideas and, above all, we had a lot of fun. 

Peter was always positive, kind and passionate about all kinds of issues in business and our society.

He often told people to “Dream Big”. 

Well, he and I dreamt big indeed and found our mission: revolutionizing funding and investing in startups in Canada and inviting everyone to be part of it. Together we started FrontFundr in October 2013. With the help of great people who made tremendous contributions building our company and an amazing team, FrontFundr has become Canada’s leading funding and investment platform in the private markets.

Peter was a great guide and motivator to me. He was always there for me to talk to, to share our successes and challenges. He helped me put things into perspective and would often tell me to “hang in there”.

I am so grateful to have met Peter, for our friendship and for having shared so many great times with him. 

On behalf of the FrontFundr team, our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

His legacy lives on - “Dream Big” and “Hang in there”

Peter-Paul Van Hoeken

Founder & CEO, FrontFundr